How to travel from Labuan Bajo to Bima, Indonesia

The distance between Labuan Bajo and Bima is around 143km (89 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 3h 20m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Labuan Bajo to Bima by ferry and plane. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Fly

Fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Bima (BMU).

  • Duration3h 20m
  • Flight time3hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 4,118,940($275)
Operated by

Wings Air

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Sape.

  • Duration8h 45m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 284,580($19)
Operated by

ASDP Indonesia Ferry

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Labuan Bajo and Bima

There are several options for getting from Labuan Bajo to Bima by ferry and plane. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 134,800 ($9) and will take around 9hrs. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 3h 20m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 4,118,940 ($275).

The distance between Labuan Bajo and Bima is around 143km (89 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 134km (83 miles)

It takes around 8h 45m to get from Labuan Bajo and Bima by ferry.

The quickest way to get from Labuan Bajo to Bima is to fly which takes around 3h 20m and will set you back approx IDR 4,118,940 ($275).

The cheapest way to travel between Labuan Bajo and Bima is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 134,800 ($9) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Bima. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Bima (BMU). instead which will take 3h 20m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Bima. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Bima (BMU). instead which will take 3h 20m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Bima. The ferry typically takes around 8h 45m and departs once daily.

ASDP Indonesia Ferry and Pelni run the ferry services between Labuan Bajo and Bima. Ferries run once daily and take around 8h 45m on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Labuan Bajo and Bima. Flights depart from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) and arrive at Bima (BMU) - via Ngurah Rai (DPS). The flight takes around 3hrs.

There is no direct flight from Labuan Bajo to Bima. There is however a flight that goes via Ngurah Rai (DPS) and Lombok (LOP). This services will take at least 3h 20m (not including layover time).

The flight from Labuan Bajo to Bima typically takes around 3hrs. Flights depart from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) and and arrive into Bima (BMU).

The closest major airport to Bima is Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin Airport (BMU) (BMU) which is approximately 3km (2 miles) from Bima. Tambolaka Airport (TMC) (TMC) and Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Labuan Bajo to Bima. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sape. instead which will take 8h 45m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Labuan Bajo to Bima is to take a ferry which takes, on average, 8h 45m and will usually cost around IDR 284,580 ($19).

How do I get from Labuan Bajo to Bima

Compare travel optionsbetween Labuan Bajo and Bima

Transport options from Labuan Bajo to Bima
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
3h 20m
IDR 4,118,940($275)
on demand922km (573 miles)
Ferry + 1 similar
8h 45m
IDR 284,580($19)
once daily143km (89 miles)
Ferry to Pelabuhan Bima9hrs
IDR 134,800($9)
twice a week148km (92 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Labuan Bajo and Bima

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Airports near Bima

The following major airports near Bima offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Indonesia and internationally.

BMU
Sultan Muhammad Salahuddin Airport (BMU)
Domestic Airport
Distance
3km (2 miles) from Bima
TMC
Tambolaka Airport (TMC)
Domestic Airport
Distance
113km (70 miles) from Bima
LOP
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP)
International Airport
Distance
265km (164 miles) from Bima